Regulations applying the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and Protocol of 1988

Closed 26 Aug 2019

Opened 15 Jul 2019


The Isle of Man Ship Registry is consulting on Regulations to give effect to the latest version of the International Convention on Load Lines 1966 and Protocol of 1988. The current Isle of Man (IoM) Regulations which implement the Load Lines Convention are the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Regulations 2000 and the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1981. Since these Regulations were made there have been various amendments to the Load Lines Convention. The intention is to write and replace existing provisions with new legislation which will be up-to-date with the latest international requirements. As this is an international Convention which has been in existence for many years, the Convention and the amendments should be common practice onboard IoM registered ships and we do not foresee any changes to current practices.

Why We Are Consulting

To provide the opportunity for our clients to review and comment on the proposals.

What Happens Next

We will respond directly to any clients who respond to the Consultation. Any feedback will be published on the Isle of Man Government Consultation Hub.


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